Animax, Asia’s leading 24 hour anime channel is rolling out two compelling new anime series that will satisfy anime fans of all ages. From crime fiction to comedy-romance, Animax has got it all covered.
THE FILE OF YOUNG KINDAICHI R
Monday and Tuesday, 8pm, 2 Episodes back-to-back
The File of Young Kindaichiis a Japanese mystery anime television series produced by Toei Animation, the same studio that produced other famous anime hits such as Slam Dunk, Sailor Moon, and Dragon Ball.The File of Young Kindaichi R is the anime adaptation of the manga series of the same name. The R in the title stands for ‘returns’ as The File of Young Kindaichi has already been shown in Japan in 1997-2000 also as an anime series.The story is like a Japanese Sherlock Holmes where the main character, Hajime Kindaichi, solves numerous complex crimes and identifies the culprit by careful investigation and sheer talent. The usual crimes are committed within a confined “locked-out” space where culpability of the characters would deem impossible to recognize.
The File of Young Kindaichi R was shown in Japan by Nippon Television and is being aired in Asia through Animax. It is directedby Daisuke Nishio and written by Michiru Shimada.
Wednesday and Thursday, 8pm, 2 Episodes back-to-back
Nisekoi follows the story of two high school students who are both children of two opposing gangs. RakuIchijou is the son of a yakuza family. Years ago, he made a promise to a girl that they would get married someday when they are older. She left him with a lock and kept the key with her. ChitogeKirisaki is the daughter of the rival gang American Bee Hive. The adventure starts when the two are forced to act as lovers so as to keep their families’ rivalry at bay.
Nisekoi, which literally means ‘false love’, is originally a romantic comedy manga series written by Naoshi Komi. The anime series is directed by NaoyukiTatsuwa and AkiyukiShinbo and produced by the animation studio Shaft, Inc.
Animax is seen on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Digital TV Channel 34 and Dream Channel 07. (TV Series Craze)
About Animax Asia
Launched on 1 January 2004, Animax is Asia’s first channel brand specializing in Japanese animation – anime. Animax offers a wide variety of anime programs from across the most popular genres including action, romance, horror, supernatural, sci-fi, comedy and slice-of-life.
Animax is home to some of the biggest anime titles in the world that enjoy great following across the region. In addition, the channel created TV history in April 2009 by becoming the world’s first regional broadcaster to air an anime series at the same time as Japan and followed that with six other simulcast anime series. Currently reaching 58 million homes across 17 markets in Asia, Animax aims to offer anime programming for everyone.
Beyond television screens, Animax also actively engages its audiences at local events, including its signature Animax Carnival that has rolled out in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. See www.animax-asia.com for more.
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